Wombania: Land of the Wombies



Chocolate

Chocolate Bar picture

by Twink


Chocolate. Few words in the English language elicit such passion. Most love it. Some don't. But whatever your feelings, chocolate is an important food crop with over 40 million people depending on it for their livelihood. Chocolate sales amount to nearly twice that of all other sweets combined. Which probably isn't surprising considering how emotional people are about this delicious treat.

From extra dark chocolate to milk chocolate to white, from plain chocolate, to filled chocolates, to chocolate with added ingredients like fruit, nuts, or flavorings, chocolate remains one of the most desired flavors known to man or Wombie.

A little chocolate can soothe your soul, raise your spirits, and brighten your day. And if its psychological effects aren't enough to entice you, there's mounting evidence that consuming chocolate may have health benefits as well.

Numerous studies published in reputable scientific journals have concluded that eating dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, can raise the level of antioxidants in your blood , and may even offer some protection against cancer and heart disease. According to one study, chocolate may even be better for you than milk. I'll eat to that!




The only problem with chocolate is that it's easy to overindulge. Chocolate is high in fat and calories, so moderation is the key. A small amount of high quality gourmet chocolate, slowly savored, can provide the same pleasure as a large amount quickly wolfed down. So enjoy your chocolate slowly. Make it last. Take the time to experience its rich aroma and texture and taste. Let it melt in your mouth to fully appreciate its fine flavors and sensations.

Great taste. Mental and physical benefits. Who could desire anything more? Perhaps that's why the Mayans considered chocolate to be the food of the gods.

Peter Marinacci

Chocolate Manufactures

Manufacturer Links

Selected links to chocolate manufacturers worldwide.

Chocolate Gifts & Apparel

Gift & Clothing Links

Links to chocolate-themed gifts.

  1. The Chocolate Factory  Chocolate sayings, slogans, and graphics on a wide assortment of clothing and gift items, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, mugs, posters, greeting cards, magnets, stickers, buttons, clocks, ornaments, mousepads, and more. 

Chocolate Websites & Blogs

Website Links

Links to some of the more prominent chocolate websites and blogs.

  1. CocoaJava Chocolate and coffee articles, reviews, recipes, news, trivia, and forum.
  2. All About Chocolate  The history of chocolate, plus information on growing, making, and eating chocolate.
  3. The World Atlas of Chocolate Production, consumption, and history of chocolate.
  4. Chocolate Obsession News, reviews, and thoughts about chocolate.
  5. Chocolate Recipes Good selection of chocolate recipes.
  6. Exploratorium The Sweet Science of Chocolate.
  7. Google Chocolate Directory Directory listing of chocolate-related links.
  8. Virtual Chocolate Chocolate e-cards, locator, club, writings, quotes and more.
  9. The Chocolate Pages Chocolate info and buying tips.
  10. Seventy-Percent The chocolate connoisseur's website (includes a forum).
  11. Chocophile Living the chocolate life: information and experiences about gourmet chocolate.
  12. Chocolate in Context (Blog) Insight into chocolate as it relates to cooking, travel, and society.
  13. Chocolate & Zucchini (Blog) Food and chocolate.
  14. Candy Blog (Blog) Candy and chocolate reviews.

Chocolate Museums

Museums

Links to chocolate museums, exhibits, & parks around the world.

  1. Cadbury World  Cadbury theme park in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. 
  2. Chocolate: The Exhibition  From the Field Museum, Chicago Illinois. 
  3. The Chocolate Museum  St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. 
  4. The Chocolate Museum  Museum in Bruges, Belgium. 
  5. The Chocolate Wrappers Museum  Private online collection of thousands of chocolate wrappers from many countries. 
  6. The Hershey Museum  Museum of Hershey the man, the candy he created, and the town he founded. 
  7. Hersheypark  Theme park located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. 
  8. Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate  Located in Brussels, Belgium. 
  9. Schokoladen Museum  Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany. 

by Peter Marinacci


Share on Tumblr


The Chocolate Factory: Unique chocolate-themed t-shirts and gift items, including mugs, hats, stickers, buttons, magnets, and more.

Toucan Island: Unique gifts for all ages, including Green Tree Tees, the Geek Zone, and the Economy.

Wombat t-shirts, mugs, hats, buttons, stickers, and much more.

The 
Cluttered Closet featuring original watercolor and pastel art based merchandise

Stories of old Mexico by RLB Hartmann

Wombania gifts and apparel for Wombie fans of all ages